Anesthesiology News

Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Early Neuromuscular Blockade No Better in ARDS Patients on Vent
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Patients Satisfied With Oral Sedation for Cataract Surgery
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
Need for Sedation Up for Regular Cannabis Users
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Operator-Directed Sedation Seems Safe in Peds Cardiac Cath
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
Peripheral Nerve Block May Cut Opioid Use After Amputation
Chloroprocaine Offers Adequate Anesthesia for Knee Arthroscopy
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Awake Endoscopic Spinal Fusion Appears to Be Safe, Effective
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
Risk for Miscarriage Increased With Night Work During Pregnancy
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Volatile Anesthetics Do Not Reduce Deaths in Elective CABG
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
Intraoperative Methylprednisolone During Bypass Not Renal Protective
Overlapping Surgery Appears Safe for Common Procedures
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Higher O2 Sats With Manual Vent During Intubation of Critically Ill
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Brief Anesthesia in Infancy Does Not Mar Neurodevelopment
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Women Less Likely to Get Periop Care Before Hip Fracture Surgery
Parents Conflicted About Opioid Use in Children
Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children
EEG-Guided Anesthesia Does Not Cut Postop Delirium in Seniors
Blood Conservation Safe, Effective During Heart Surgery
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Accidental IV Dislodgement Reported to Be Very Common
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Guidance Offered for Infection Control in Anesthesia Work Area
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Pediatric Anesthesia Does Not Affect Development Outcomes
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
ASA: Patients Assume Post-Op Opioids Are Best for Pain Relief
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Bill to Fight U.S. Opioid Crisis Signed Into Law
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
ACS: Opiate-Free Surgery Feasible for Elective Colectomy
Changes in Nomenclature for Perioperative Cognitive Disorders
ASA: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Persistent Post-Op Opioid Use in Young Cancer Patients Explored
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Patient-Directed IV Remifentanil Cuts Epidural Conversions
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Opioid Refills Rare After Rhinoplasty
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Propofol May Decrease Delay in Neurocognitive Recovery
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Preemptive Analgesia May Cut Post-Op Pain in Anorectal Surgery
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
U.S. Opioid Use Not Declining, Despite Focus on Abuse
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
PT Better After Hip Surgery Than Opioids in Younger Adults
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program May Not Cut Opioid Use
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continues
Hydrocodone Schedule Change Affected Post-Op Opioid Rx
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Patient Education Urged to Prevent Opioid OD After Sobriety
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Hypnosis Doesn't Cut Post-Op Pain in Breast Cancer Surgery
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
Liposomal Bupivacaine Block No Aid for Cesarean Pain
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Sedation Level Doesn't Impact Delirium Risk After Hip Fx Repair
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
One-Third of Canadian Patients Get Hip Fx Repair Within 24 Hours
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Routine X-Ray Not Needed After US-Guided Central Line Insertion
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Reducing Computers in Rounds May Cut Communication Barriers
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
No Outcome Differences Based on Anesthesia Team Make-Up
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care
Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging
Recent Years Have Seen U.S. Military Reinventing Trauma Care
Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
FDA: Zephyr Endobronchial Valve Approved for Severe Emphysema
IV Acetaminophen Minimally Helpful for Colectomy Pain
Hospitals Face $218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
Prehabilitation May Improve Post Cardiac Surgery Outcomes
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
Awake VATS Can Be Safe Option for Some Lung Cancer Patients
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
Algorithm Predicts Very Low Blood Pressure During Surgery
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
Walk Test IDs Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction Post Cardiac Surgery
Children Can Drink Clear Fluids Until One Hour Before Anesthesia
Dexmedetomidine Cuts γ-Aminobutyric Acid Receptor Function
How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?
APAGBI: Teens 13+ Should Be Assessed for VTE Prophylaxis
Factors ID'd for Persistent Opioid Use After Pediatric Surgery
Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed
CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
Benefit of Liposomal Bupivacaine for Pain in TKA Questioned
Multisensory Interventions Cut Pain in Preterm Infant Eye Exams
ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
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